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Romeo & Juliet (Berlin)


Romeo und Julia (German) is being performed at the Deutsche Oper by the Staatsballet Berlin. I saw it over the weekend and wore my new bow tie and velvet jacket. The play, as we know, is by Wm Shakespeare but this ballet adaptation (in three acts) is by the late John Cranko. And as a ballet there is only dancing and leaping and twirling on tippy-toes -- not a stitch of dialogue!

Easy enough feat, you may think, but in watching it I was amazed at just how precise the choreography must be in order to 'speak' volumes between the characters; and then when I re-considered this is a Shakespearean work known by everyone under the Sun I had to admit: maybe Cranko's ballet wasn't such an easy feat. The performance was absolutely stirring and moving and utterly beautiful! It's probably owing to Mr Cranko that Eugen Onegin is one of my favorite ballets.

At the ballet..dapper as ever

Deutsche Oper Berlin (Intermission) 

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